BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Imani Boyette was in no mood to end her college career on Saturday.
Texas, which trailed 54-48 after three quarters, rallied behind the 6-7 senior in the fourth quarter to post a 72-64 victory over UCLA and Webster Bank Arena.
Ariel Atkins added 16 points and Brooke McCarty finished with 15 points for Texas, which improved to 31-4.
Texas took control with a 10-0 run to open the fourth quarter. Boyette had two buckets in that stretch.
Jordin Canada scored 20 for the Bruins, who ended their season at 24-9.
Texas will play top-ranked UConn at 6 p.m. Monday CDT for the right to go to the Final Four.
The Early Game
UConn showed why it’s the dominant team in women’s basketball by crushing Mississippi State 98-38. All-America forward Breanna Stewart led the Huskies with 22 points on 8-for-10 shooting from the field.
The Huskies (35-0) showed no mercy, taking a 32-4 lead after one quarter and a 61-12 lead at halftime.
Geno Auriemma was asked if anyone can challenge UConn when the Huskies are playing this well.
“Well, I mean, that’s what they said about Baylor when Louisville beat them when they had Britney Griner.”
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